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a brutal nor'easter. stay with us for the latest. "a.c. 360" starts right now. good evening, 10:00 on the east coast and washington, d.c. we begin tonight in the nation's capital. two simple words what next for the men and women in the capital behind me what next. what next for the party that tried and failed to retake the senate and white house who ran on a platform that too many people saw as too extreme.
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what next for them? what next for the man who ran for re-election who came home to face challenges on taxes, budget, global economy and a whole lot more? for president obama, what next? today markets took a nose dive because investors see what's coming and worried that washington cannot fix it. in the speeches last night and the statements today, everyone from mitt romney to the leaders in the building behind me, all have a way of saying they get it. they understand the challenges and will rise to meet them. listen. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt and isn't weakened by inequality and isn't threatened by the warming kwagity. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to
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work together on solutions to the challenges we all face as a nation. >> it's better to dance than to fight. better to work together everything doesn't have to be a fight. >> together, what is next on the fiscal cliff on how republicans will deal with the diverse electorate. tonight we are looking forward not looking back. we begin on the coming fiscal cliff when tax cuts kick in and the budget cuts kick in. >> welcome to the capital. you heard everyone singing the come ba kumbaya tune. you heard john boehner talking about the fact on the issue that has divided them on the fiscal cliff issue saying clearly that he does not want to raise taxes. he did say that maybe he would be for some kind of raising some kind of revenue. he didn't say what that means
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but talked about broad tax reform. on the other side of the capital. you saw right there the senate majority leader harry reid feeling like he has leverage here, it was a clear-cut issue, but also because of the mechanics of it. if nobody does anything, taxes will go up. so democrats realize that, they feel like they are probably right. democrats realize that. >> and there is motivation to do something. >> absolutely. >> there was a private conference call that boehner had with his caucus. what do you know about it? >> we were told this was a call where all house republicans were on it. he was sober and he tried to buck everyone up and said that s we are the last line of defense from an american that barack obama would design. he also had a clear message for rank and file. hold your fire. i need to have running room.
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i need to have running room to figure out how we can do this the right way. i'm told that he said he won't let the white house box him in. he is going to be the point person like the president was a year ago. >> and vice versa i should say. i appreciate that. i want to turn to lindsey graham who said if mitt romney loses republican states because he wasn't conservative enough he will quote, go nuts. i have heard a lot of republicans saying just that. >> well, i just think the honest truth is that we have a demographic problem. if we had had 40% of the hispanic vote mitt romney would be president. mccain got 31% and romney got 27%. we are going in the wrong
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direction. >> how do you change that? >> you have extremes in your party who on the immigration issue don't want to see a compromise. here is what i want to see, i want to see it lead to the 12 million illegal immigrants. i want a comprehensiveclusion and that is all i ask and all, most americans want. i can they saw him as a lesser of two evils between obama and us. he didn't lift a finger to do reform as he had promised. immigration is a national issue. it is an american issue and there is a solution to be found out there if people want to find it. americans are going to see massive tax increased.
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every american will feel the effects. what level of hope do you have that congress can come together and strike a deal? >> right. it is pretty high, actually. simpson bowles is the way forward. they didn't raise tax rates they eliminated deductions. all but two. interest on your home with a cap and charitable deductions and they had 25% corporate rates. they took that $1 trillion and they put some of it on the debt and some of it on the buy down rates. that is what i think will wind up doing and we'll come together
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on the spending cuts. i'm optimistic after hearing john boehner today that revenue would be on the table in the form of simpson bowles. if you look at the polls. a lot of them do support raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. he said he wouldn't support it. harry r are eid said he would insist on those taxes being raised. the gang of six. three republicans and three democrats simpson bowles rejected higher tax rates and raised revenue by eliminating deductions and creating economic growth. >> did that get you where you need to be on deficit reduction? >> absolutely it does. there is $1 trillion out there every year that we give away through the tax code. take that $1 trillion back and apply some of it through the debt and future economic growth and set that aside to get out of debt. raising tax rates was set aside
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and no republican will go down that road because it will hurt job creation. >> this president got re-elected very clearly saying that is what he wanted to do. the republican challenger said he did not want to do that and doesn't that give president obama the right to push for raising taxes on the wealthiest americans? >> the house got re-elected. go back to simpson bowles. the people who give up most reductions are the higher income americans. how many actually pay 35%. the tax code rewards friends and punishes enemies. it makes people pay the rate that you pick and have a 25%
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rate that if you have bad tax policy you are going to have bad job creation. simpson bowls, the the gang of six is the way to go forward. i'm confident that is what we will do. senator graham we appreciate your time. >> coming up. when you listen to senator gr aham do you get a sense that we are looking at anything other than gridlock? both sides completely disagree. >> everybody will say it's the road map, and then we get to a roadblock. you do ee eer boehner who said he wants to be conciliatory. the burden is on the president
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of the united states and even a bit more so than usual, speaker boehner feels burned by the last time they went down the path. he thought he had a deal with the president. and he thinks the president walked away from it. is this a game of chicken? who blinks first? the president gives up higher taxes on the rich. republicans give up something on the short-term and more on the long-term. that is going to be the dance and the stakes are pretty normous. >> candy, can you see where the president gives up higher taxes on the wealthy? he did get re-elected on this and he's been clear on this issue. this was a major thing that he ran on. yes, and he said if he got a bill that did not include the end of tax hikes for the wealthy, he would veto it. but that was preelection this is post election. you know the pressure i think is on all of them but let's remember the pressure for the president. one of the things that is difficult about a coalition that puts you in office is every part of the coalition wants to protect something.
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they think they helped put this guy back in office. you hear folks on the left saying do not touch social security or medicare. and there is pressure on the side of him that said in his speech last night i'm going to work and we are going to get this done. the pressure on the president is more so than on republicans. >> do you agree with that? >> approval levels are at an all-time low. >> like 17%, something like that i think there is pressure on all of them. have you a divided country and they have this huge speed bump, the question of tax cuts for the rich. they have to get around that. maybe they will raise the bar. how you define wealthy. i think everybody understands that there is an outline for framework. mitt romney said cap deductions, gave them an idea.
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said let's do this. they have to figure out a way to get around this. my big question, what role does paul ryan play in all of this. he's pretty far out there a national figure, said no new taxes and john boehner will have to try and lead some compromises in his own caucus with a new national leader. >> do you see compromise as possible? because of the fiscal cliff. >> here is the thing. in the olden days when i covered the congress, i used to say, they will end up doing the right thick. i no longer think that. i now believe they could all retreat into their corners, only thing that gives me hope it's in their own self-interest to get this done. >> it's in everyone's self interest. david, as you survey the landscape of the incoming congress, any likelihood that members will be able to come together, work with the president on immigration reform,
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climate change, tax reform, entitlement reform? >> i do, anderson. i'm increasingly optimistic we won't go over the fiscal cliff. the sharp drop in the markets today send a clear signal to congress and the president that you guys better not let us do this. that you will throw us into a recession next year. barack obama doesn't have to run for president again, but the rest of them do. i think the way to get there is to be careful not to isolate just the question of tax hikes on the healthy. do you that you get everybody dug in. you need to put that question to a broader framework. how do we raise revenues which john boehner said, he was open to, and he would favor that, and how do we get spending down through entitlement reform? republicans willing to come to the table on some form of tax increases that don't come out of
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middle class and also democrats willing to go along with entitlement reform, you could get a structure of a deal. you can't get a real deal before january 1, but you can get the basic structure and direct your committees within six months or a year to come back, put the deal together. can they get there is the big question. we talked about the tea party last time. came out of election, said they wouldn't do those things. some of the new democrats, elizabeth warren, from massachusetts, said i will never cut medicare. what happens? and maybe the president will actually come up with a plan. he's been re-elected. he doesn't have to run again. >> i'm curious to see -- does he change the way he interacts with congress, take some of the criticism he's got in the race and figure out a different way? >> invite them over to the white house for once in a while? >> when we come back, i want to break down the demographics key to obama's victory and as
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lindsay graham said, the latino vote, huge difference there. we'll talk about how the party changes to fix the problems they face. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. we'rwith questions fromtump sombing elections.kies do you know where your polling place is?
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>> another moment from president obama's acceptance speech from chicago in the i recall morning hours of the morning. president owe became kr and the democratic party managed to better reflect america's growing diversity. they did that in part through a computerized data crunching operation so sophisticated, so closely guarded that camping spokesman ben la bolt called it their nuclear codes. john king back to break down the numbers. >> nuclear code perhaps. they did what they said they would do. go back to your votes, they said they would identify their voters, find them, turn them out. men, 47% shaded red. governor romney won. but women, 53%, if you are winning, as the president did, 55% of the biggest chunk of the election for ate and competitive elsewhere, on the way to winning the election. women vote here. let's slide it over. this is nationally. and it plays out in swing states.
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a state like colorado, the president won the men's vote as well. men, 51% of the electorate. once a widely republican state in colorado. closer in colorado. the president won by being competitive among women as well and one more. a little touchy, had a tough couple days. 48% in ohio. 52% in ohio women. once again, look at the gender gap. and, bang, especially college educated women in the suburbs, critical to the obama coalition. let's come back and look nationally by race. we saw this number last night, we knew governor romney in trouble. 72% of the electiorate was whit. governor romney needed that 74%, 75%. a lot of people thought that would drop. high unemployment. not history the second time around. obama campaign, that operation you saw, found them, turned them out. in philadelphia, cleveland, elsewhere across the country. the president got 93% of the votes.
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13% of the electorate. and 93% of the votes. this is historic. latinos cross double digits. 10% nationally for the first time this is part of the president's victory coalition, this is a crisis for the republican party. 27% for governor romney, and not just nationally. look at states like nevada. the white vote smaller, why? latino vote, nearly 20% of the vote in the state of nevada. the president gets 71%. can't win. you can't win. the on other side can't win. in colorado, much more of a white vote. 78%. and latinos, 14%. and the president getting 75%. let me shift walls, one more minute of your time. i want to show you this. nevada used to be a swing state in presidential politics, colorado used to be republican, and florida a swing state in presidential politics, if democrats keep getting 66%, 70%
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of the latino vote, watch this. the darker the area, the higher the latino population, so in navy, colorado, and new mexico, it's almost game over. in florida, still waiting for the final results. latino vote critical to the president's lead. and if the republicans don't solve this, we might be talking about texas as a blue state, anderson. >> wow. amazing to look at the maps like that. john, appreciate that. given that, how does the republican party evolve? what is next for them? someone on the extreme right, not a lot of several examination going on. take a look at this from "the american spectator." doomed beyond all hope of redemption, dark thoughts on the meaning of the catastrophic election. and we mourn the loss of our country. there is this quote. today i wear black. the day america died. from a conservative interviewed
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by "mother jones." this is not hyperbole, this country is done, dead, the writing is on the wall and donald trump. this election is a total sham and a travesty. we are not a democracy. joining me is eric ericson and alex soltice and ari fleischer. are the republicans ready to fundamentally change their approach? or looking for a better way to package the positions they've already got? >> i don't think this is a small thing. this is not a matter of changing your positioned on a couple of issues. we need a -- remember, the philosophy republicans hold, freedom and opportunity for everybody. it works, and it's the reason people come to this country and have for generations anyway. nobody said, hey i'm coming to
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the country because i'll get more benefits here. peop people come because it's the land of opportunity. the republicans need to become the party of yes and the party of more. come here, this place has open arms for everybody, and democrats, yeah, you get more from government, but there is an end to that, it's going broke. with republicans, you get more from the economy, which is the real reason you come here. >> afterward the vote, all predictions, that young voters wouldn't turn out. your party hasn't made any headway in reaching them. what are republicans still doing wrong on that? >> actually, young voters did break heavily for the president but not as heavily as four years ago. republicans have a long way to go. this election, hopefully, busted two myths about them. first is they won't show up. turnout, 19%, never been below
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17%. a lot of my colleagues got that wrong. thought they would stay home. clear this is a new world. the other thing that's different. you saw the voters in their 30s actually were the group where obama did better than he did four years ago, the young voters for obama last time, got older and stuck with the president. it's important for republicans to realize that this isn't a matter of voter who's will grow up and become conservative. >> part of the problem may be your position on social issues. conservatives are nostalgic about the reagan era. there was a lot more diversity of opinion on social issues. president obama mentioned gay people on basically every campaign stop. i don't think mitt romney acknowledged that there were gay and lesbians in existence.
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and support among young voters for things like same-sex marriage are interested in. >> the connection of how part of people say i understand what i'm going through in life. let me give you two other factors are are huge, how america is changing. cultural issues, anderson if you're married, are you voting republican by 29 points. if you are single, you voted democrat by 14 points. think of the gap between single and married, and also huge issue, religion. america is guess krl becoming a secular country. 17% told exit pollsters they never go to church or synagogue. 29-point among those who never go. those who go every week, plus 19 republican. the cultural divide are turning the republican party, red state/blue state issue, into a bolder party, more church going
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party of married families and children. democrats are younger, more secular, and unmarried. and the numbers don't look good for republicans. >> eric, where do you come down on did the party go too far right? should it be more center right? or was romney too center right and not conservative enough? >> i think the problem with mitt romney it depended on the time of day and the week on where he was. that was part of the problem. when you have a guy who agrees in the first debate, which everybody everyone says he won, he agreed with barack obama on seven of the ten issues. instead of drawing bright lines, blurring them to do this passive aggressive campaign, where you say i'll be a better manager, but not tell you where i stand. people will go with the politician they know, not the one they don't know. >> eric, are you just saying that what the gop had was a mitt
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romney problem or a gop problem? if it is, what do you think it is? >> i think it's both. part of the problem republicans have, they have been successful for 30 years and have forgotten they can't just talk inside the echo chamber. they have to explain things to people. it's hard to woo hispanic voters when they think you hate them. they get that vibe from republicans. >> it's wait the message is delivered? >> freedom and equality of opportunity sell to everyone. the republicans have a great message, but they have to remember that people come from countries that that's not the message. >> anderson, there are things that republicans need to fix. we are against big government, unless all of a sudden big government agrees with us or we're running it, especially on social issues, freedom nationally, values locally. get government out of our lives.
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i think we saw a lot of excitement from ron paul, a lot of youth there. that's the future of the party i think. we can't cheat and cut across the track and hug big government when it agrees with us. >> but the future of the party is for economic growth and economic ideas. number one problem remains debt. >> we have to leave it there. eric, kristen, alex, ari, appreciate it. whether are you democrat or republican, send me a message @andersoncooper. coming up what is next for mitt romney? the former governor's political future. if he has one. will he go the way like mike dukakis, disappear from the national stage? when we continue. çç [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down.
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i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> mitt romney conceding the election, he spoke for five minutes, half as long as john mccain did. governor romney also said this. >> i want to thank paul ryan for all he's done for our campaign. and for our country. besides my wife, ann, paul is the best choice i have ever made. and i trust his intellect, hard work and commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation. >> paul ryan wasn't able to
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deliver wisconsin, his home state. voters helped push president obama over the victory line. he did win his house seat. he ran for an eighth term concurrently. candy crowley, two-term governorship, and a republican base that clearly was never too enthusiastic about him. and attacking him, does mitt romney have a political future on the national stage? >> i'm not sure mitt romney wants a political future on the national stage. this was not an easy fit. mitt romney with this ingragsiation of the republican party. nlgs you have a base to return to, but if you're bob dole who quit the senate to run, you do
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tend to kind of disappear. people don't come back to those who lost elections for them. but if you're a john conclumccau can go back to the senate and turn that into something, and john mccain is one of the most powerful voices of criticism of president obama when it comes to foreign policy. john kerry, same thing, but no place in politics, no elective office that mitt romney holds. i don't see where he easily fits back into the party. >> he can become a cable tv host. one of those networks out there. what do you think? you think he has -- a lot of the republican party today, he's gone, over, history. it sounded like a valedictory. he was sort of going to recede, did it twice. tried, lost and there were a lot of people who recorded him as a
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transitional figure even when he was nominee of the party. so i think he'll go back to business, maybe to bayne capital, who knows? i don't see politics in his future. >> what about paul ryan? will he just pick up where he left off? or do you see him broaden out? >> he has time. listen, he has something that is very hard for a house member to get and that is nationwide recognition. he is also a bonafide brainiac with budget things. you may not agree with what he likes to do with the budget, but he understand. so there is still a place for him there. he does speak for the conservative win in the fiscal part, and also very pragmatic. i think he can -- there has been talk, maybe he should go to a thinktank, hang out for a while. think big thoughts. a nice spot, he clearly wanted
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to keep it if he wasn't going to get the vice presidency. i think he's young. 41 or 42. i think he's one of the contenders when you look four years from now, if that's the route he wants to go. >> joining me now, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. thank you for joining us. looking at last night's exit poll results, do you think it's clear that your party has a big problem on its hands reaching out to hispanic americans, for instance? >> sure. >> hiss pabic votes decreasing. what do you do about that? >> agree we have a big problem reaching out to hispanic vote. what was it, 25%? i ran from new york, and each time i ran i got a higher percentage of latino vote. i think that president bush had us up to 44% nationally. since then, we've been declining. i think land say graham would
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agree, we have to get over this immigration reform hurdle. and president bush was on the right track with comprehensive immigration reform. if we passed that, we would be a party that probably had a 40% 45% hispanic base. >> how do you sell the message to the fringe of your party? that's not a message they want to hear. >> i think that's one of the things mitt romney could accomplish. a new president, probably could have gotten 100, 150 republican votes, comprehensive immigration reforms, which means to the hispanic community, being sensible about the 12, 14, 15 million people here, he can't deport them all, can't chase them all out. focus on the ones that are criminals or doing bad things. i know that community really well and 90% of them are hard-working people who are actually making a contribution. so why the heck do we want to
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hound them? that's the major thing that hurts us, and -- >> it's interesting about your history. unmarried women went for the president by 40 points. do you think what democrats said was a war on women resonated? should your party adjust its approach on women's issues, reproductive issues, same-sex marriage? does there need to be an evolution there? >> i ran that way 2008 and nobody with my views ran in 2012. i didn't run in 2012, i didn't think i could be nominated, being pro choice and pro gay rights. i signed -- as mayor of new york, i signed the first in the nation civil union bill. >> didn't you officiate at a gay wetting? >> no, didn't do that. >> okay.
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>> still believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, but i'm very open to civil unions and allowing states to do it on a state by state basis. if new york wants gay marriage, fine. if some other state doesn't want it, fine. here we are a party that believes in states rights. until we get to the issue of gay marriage. and then we don't. >> and you don't believe in heavy federal government in people's private lives and something alex castellanos brought up earlier. how do things evolve? >> my ideal republican party would be fiscally conservative on foreign policy and military policy and on social ish ooh issues would we would be libertarian and we would stay out of your pocketbook and bedroom and that party could be a majority party. >> people said -- >> sorry. go ahead. >> i think if we were running that way this time, we win by 4%
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or 5%. >> what about the tea party? the tea party decided it wanted pure candidates, your party lost some unlosable races, they may have control with them. a lot of republicans have trouble bringing this issue up. >> with the tea party we have to figure out what are your priority issues? the whole reason they got established, was big government, heavy taxes, obama care, government trying to direct your life and allow a certain amount of flexibility on social issues. conservatism on foreign policy and allow people to disagree with each other, sort of in the ronald reagan mold, if you agree with me on eight out of ten issues you are my friend. we have get around to thand kf
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party. and i have been saying this for ten years, otherwise, look at the map. you give away the entire northeast and give away the entire west coast by the time we get to the electoral vote, we have to win by one state, two states and get a good campaign against you, barack obama, a great ground game, great campaign, then you lose. >> i want to go. very briefly, do you think mitt romney has a role on the national stage in the republican party? or does he disappear from the national stage? >> we don't do that. republicans don't reject prior candidates. >> i have heard a lot of rejection today. >> i know. the day after we jekt them, and a year later they have a role in the party. mitt romney ran a very, very good race. reality is, an intelligent man, terrific ideas, and someone that can play a big role in the party. will he be a candidate again? i doubt that. a lot of candidates coming on. will he be someone we respect,
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welcome back. barack obama won the president. john king asked him about the freedom of winning a second term. listen. >> and also whether you feel more free to do any one thing in a second term that perhaps you were politically constrained from doing on the first. >> you ask me feel free? let me tell you this way. i earned political capital and now i intend to spend it. it's my style. >> the second term ended with a financial crash. president clinton spent the second term mired in sex scandal. second-term presidents are lame ducks which brings its own set of problem. let's speak with cornell becher
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and alex castel an oss is also back. cornell, i figured you would take today off. >> your producers kept calling me. >> apologize about that. >> alex, let me start with you. biggest difference is president doesn't have to worry about running again. i know you don't agree with president obama's policies. you heard president bush, and re-election brings with it a certain amount of political capital. dow think it does with president obama? >> yes, you think free at last. he doesn't have to answer to voters. tremendous flexibility now. it happens to politicians and athletes. once they've one a big one, a major championship, they are -- the pressure is off and they can become better athletes. same thing is true with politicians. barack obama has an opportunity now to kind of lift his eyes over the horizon and see how history will judge it, not how
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the next election will judge him. two things he has to deal with, debt, next growth. he can focus on that like a laser and politics will get smaller and presidency bigger. >> cornell, what do you see is different? what could change now? >> think that's well said. look, this time, the presidents, whoever they are, start thinking about legacy. one of the big things they can get accomplished where they don't have to worry about re-election, what alex said, clearly the debt and economic growth there, but also i have got to think -- i have no information on this. poverty, a big issue on the left. and that's also understand that poverty is some place where this president started. he started organizing for churches and urban areas, people in poverty. so i got to think, this is my dark horse issue here.
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it's a real look at poverty, what we do in this country. >> van, what do you see changing? does the president change style? how are things different now? >> i mean, he will focus now on this question of the debt and deficit. he's been clear about that. wants to do it with a balanced approach. i think he wants to be the president that was able to solve some of the problems he sees with entitlements. thunder on the left. his liberal base very concerned that we don't have a 10-1 deal on revenues versus spending, but that's got to be there. i think cornell touches on something very important. the african-american community has been very patient and very quiet, as a lot of pain and suffering has begun to accumulate in the black community, this community has lost almost 60% of its wealth in the housing debacle, job crisis, kids in prison, urban poverty, not discussed yet.
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this community still came out nonetheless, 93% for the president and one ohio form. i think there is an option for him to turn back to this space that's been there for him and find some path forward. some jobs for youth program, could be his legacy. >> cornell, last night, was there ever a moment in the final couple of days, where you thought the president was not going to win? >> here is the thing, anderson. it happened the way i laid it out. it would be tight, but from an electoral map standpoint, we would be solid. and in the end we would win florida. you know, we expanded the electorate there and we ran really good programs there in key battleground states. a lot changed, but you look at the coalition nationally, and a not a lot changes. >> guys, tanks very much.
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tonight the northeast is getting hit hard by another storm, a nor'easter that began pounding the region today. i want to show you some of the hardest hit areas. heavy rain, snow, 60-mile-an-hour wind. cities across new york and new jersey. staten island, hard hit by sandy, 3,500 customers without power. it is dark, they are cold. look at that, rob marciano live in staten island. he joins me now. another storm. how bad is it? >> you can see, the snow coming down. cold enough for snow. winds blowing as you mentioned. a couple hundred yards from the
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ocean. this area decimated during sandy. flood damage everywhere. it's covered with snow. 3 to 4 inches of it. kids out here earlier making light of it. having a good time. inside the home are the cameras. they only have light because they are plugged into our satellite truck. for them, it's all about a matter of survival. >> i went through the most pain that i ever went through in my whole life from being electrocuted trying to get back into my house to watching all of my possessions and my family almost dying. a few days without sleep, you can't sleep when you are living in a house with propane and you are worried about you are not going to wake up from carbon monoxide poisoning. >> this has been a week from hell. i mean, you know, i'm grateful that i have my family. i could have lost three of them
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and my husband out there. the water coming up so fast. >> your heart goes out to people, anderson. over a week now. they are physically and emotionally beaten down. and now this. with the winds whipping, those who have got power back, they may lose it tonight. certainly unusual and not what they needed. >> quickly, how long will it last around that area? >> well, the snow probably will last at least through midnight, maybe to day break. several more inches, winter storm warnings, can you believe that? after a hurricane came through just over a week ago. high-wind warnings up as well. dangerous situation. won't be done until at least day break tomorrow. >> rob, get warm. we'll be right back. don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ?
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isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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